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135.8 September 2021, + 3.2 pts from September 2020
$397B 3rd Quarter 2021, + $76B from Q3 2020
1.53M October 2021, +60K from Oct. 2020
267B September 2021, +20B from September 2020
465K October 2021, +74K from October 2020
234M September 2021, +52M from September 2020

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Third Quarter 2021 Average Air Fare Increases from Second Quarter, Still Down from Pre-Pandemic 2019

The average U.S. domestic air fare increased in the third quarter of 2021 to $314, up 3.2% from the inflation-adjusted fare of $305 in the second quarter and up 4.7% from the unadjusted second-quarter fare of $300. Adjusted for inflation (constant 2021 dollars), the average 3Q 2021 air fare was up 22.0% from $258 in the same quarter of 2020 and down 14.7% from pre-pandemic Q3 2019 ($368).